Publication information

News and Courier
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “To Create a New Treason”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Charleston, South Carolina
Date of publication: 9 September 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: none
Pagination: 1

“To Create a New Treason.” News and Courier 9 Sept. 1901: p. 1.
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George A. Pearre (public statements); McKinley assassination (personal response); McKinley assassination (government response); presidential assassination (laws against); presidential assassination (legal penalties).
Named persons
William McKinley; George A. Pearre [misspelled below].

To Create a New Treason

     Cumberland, Md, September 8.—In discussing the attempted assassination of President McKinley, Congressman George A. Peare, of Maryland, said:
     “I will offer a bill in the next Congress of the United States amending the Constitution, so as to make an unsuccessful attempt upon the life of a President of the nation treason and the penalty death. The man who strikes at the nation’s head is a public enemy and should be treated as such.”